Mrs Halima Shitu, the first female Hisbah Commander in Kano state, died at the age of 55 on Monday, a family source has said.
The deceased who contributed to Islamic scholarship among women in Nigeria and Africa at large as the Chairperson of the Association of Muslim Women in Africa(AMEWA), died after a brief illness in Kano.
She featured in several radio and television programmes targeted at teaching Islam especially during Ramadan fast.
Her sister, Maimuna Shitu said; “She left behind a husband who is a prominent Islamic Scholar Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdullah and six children to mourn her. Her eldest son is Malam Abdullah Abdulwahab, a system analyst at Bayero University Kano.”